American Muslims & the Trump Administration with Juan Cole

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs | Video Interview | – –

“The election of Donald Trump was a shock to the American political system and, in its wake, many are deeply concerned about what his ascendancy will mean for the civil rights of minority groups. History Professor Juan Cole, an expert on the relationship between the Muslim world and the West, details how talk of a “Muslim ban” on the campaign trail could be turned into policy in the White House, ushering in a new era of Jim Crow-style laws in the United States.”

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  1. Matthew de Lellis

    It would seem to me that you, Juan, would be the perfect Presidential Adviser on the Middle east for the incoming Administration. As a person who is conversant in the faith of Islam, as well as other faiths practiced in the region, someone who has spent time there AND speaks the language, not to mention your scholarly accomplishments on the topic, I can’t imagine anyone better qualified to advise the next President on the ins and outs of what is going on there and to help him navigate, what appears to be now and promises to be going forward, quite a thorny path for US policy and activity in the region. Given that as a businessman, Trump seems to seek out what he can determine as the best of the best for whatever the job is, I’d really like to see your resume come across his desk. Granted, its not likely a position you would want, however, for the good of the nation and those involved, I think it would do a lot to have a voice like yours at the table when policy is being developed and implemented and/or action being considered. …but hey, …that’s just me.

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